Onukogu Kanayochuqu Jubal
Africa’s last flag fliers at the Abuja Tombim Open, Tunisia’s Moez Echargui and Zimbabwe’s Takanyi Garaganga finally crumbled and got dumped out of the 3rd Tombim Abuja Open on Friday.
Both players lost their semi-final games on Centre Court to their South and North American foes in their respective games.
US-based sixth seed Garaganga, was edged by Canadian second seed Brayden Schnur, despite recovering from a set down to force a rubber. The world No 308 North American scrapped through against his No 452-ranked opponent 6-3, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (2).
Earlier, Echargui also recovered from a set down to level up, only to lose the decisive final set on tie-break to fellow unseeded Fabiano De Paula of Brazil 6-2, 4-6, 7-6 (3).
Today’s final would see Schnur and De Paula battle to emulate Croat Mateja Petovic, Dutchman Antal van der Dium and Egyptian Mohammed Safwat, who have all tasted glory at the ITF Pro Circuit tournament.
The Tombim Open would dove-tail into the Dayak Championship Nigeria Futures 2, with qualifying matches commencing today, with qualifying matches.
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